Author Archives: Maren

So I will give you some Bible (eve of World Refugee Day)

I hear Obed and he is crying for his Mami, and his Nana, too, and Naomi has more bitter than she has ever known, and Ruth is wailing, like a many times broken woman. But this is a time of … Continue reading

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Juneteenth, gratitude to James Cone

Juneteenth or Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, remembers the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South and more generally still emancipation of African … Continue reading

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Our neighbors care about us — Guest Post by Richard Bott

Richard Bott, of the Canadian Pacific coast, wrote this to me: Soooo… this came out of my fingers this morning. I don’t think it’s mine to post, but I needed to share it with someone. In constant prayer for you … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments – not just for June

I am the Lord your God, always on the side of the vulnerable and the oppressed, you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, bowing down to one-man-one-woman marriage, for the stories … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Prayer

This civic holiday occurs in different countries on different days. I guess those that celebrate it on St. Joseph’s Day March 19 could argue for it having a religious basis. And that is a wonderful aspect to the holiday — … Continue reading

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Small Translations

Regret is my gift to my own tomorrow not the judge and jury of my past. Patience is the travel compression socks I wear to be able to walk off whatever I have been stuck on after a long journey, … Continue reading

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Song Of The Clay — Guest post by Stephen Price

I am a great admirer of Stephen Price’s poetry — and his preaching, too. The poetry is blessedly shorter (whoops — can’t resist, old friend). He so very often has his finger just on the pulse of current events. And, … Continue reading

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